Hg2 : The Hedonist

Tarelka Café

This funky little place is rather quirkily decorated with plates, cups, knives, forks and spoons. Designed by Alexander Borovsky – a theatre set designer, whose work turns everyday useful items into works of art. It’s fun and it works!

There are only 14 tables in this popular café, so you may need to book, but if not, you shouldn’t have to wait long for a table – this doesn’t seem to be a place to linger, but more a functional eat-and-go café. The menu serves Italian, French and Russian dishes as well as the omnipresent sushi bar, should you be feeling withdrawal symptoms.

Situated on the Boulevard, close to Christ the Saviour Cathedral and not far from the Pushkin Muesum of Fine Arts, this is a perfect stop after sight-seeing. Follow your lunch with an amble along this stretch of the Boulevard, lined with trees and artists flogging their rather naïve art (but it’s always worth a look to see if something might capture your imagination).

Gogolevsky Bulvar 3/1, Kropotkinskaya,
+7 495 202 9253
Opening Times
daily, 11am-midnight.
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